Gille de Vlieg, a home-maker and a nurse, picked up the camera mid life. It was in the 1980s, when she as a member of the Black Sash stood up against the human rights abuses of Apartheid. De Vlieg tells me about how she made friends with the young activists who fought for South Africa’s freedom, and how she came to work alongside them, documenting the struggle in the township of Tembisa.
This video is one in a series of interviews with South African photographers about photography and democracy here – then and now.
A full, wide-screen version of the video is located here.
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